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Mar 21 07:41

‘Brexit Destroyer’: UK media hammer Speaker Bercow for blocking third vote

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow received a mauling in the right-wing press on Tuesday, after suggesting he would block any government attempts to table the same Brexit deal for MPs to vote on, for a third time.

A series of headlines published by a number of Brexit-supporting newspapers delivered a scathing verdict on Bercow’s intervention. They ranged from ‘The Brexit Destroyer’ in the Daily Express to ‘B*ll*cks to Bercow in the Sun and ‘Smirk that says: Brexit be damned’ in the Daily Mail, which accused him of “grandstanding.”

Mar 21 07:41

Merkel ready to fight for orderly Brexit until UK’s planned departure from EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an orderly Brexit right up until Britain’s planned departure from the European Union on March 29. Merkel said on Tuesday that she “noted with interest” a ruling by the speaker of the British parliament that UK Prime Minister Theresa May must change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote.

Mar 20 23:36

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Parliament could CANCEL EU exit next week warns William Hague

Mr Hague commented: “It looks like the choice comes down, in the next week, to do you want the deal or a no deal Brexit or to revoke Article 50, linking that to a general election or a second referendum.

“It does lead to this choice in the next week of the deal, or no deal, or no Brexit.”

Mar 20 15:22

Recipe for civil war? 17.4 million voted for Brexit & are being denied it (by G. Galloway)

I’ve known Speaker Bercow since he was a young man, wore a ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ t-shirt, and was a secretary of the Monday Club – a conservative group so conservative that they’re probably wearing ‘Hang Bercow’ t-shirts today.

By all objective standards Bercow has been a poor speaker of the Commons. What you perhaps don’t know is that is testimony to the chilling effect of laid back liberalism.

Bercow has had an easy ride because he’s biased against a government so incompetent that if it were a “Carry-On” film you wouldn’t want it to end. But it isn’t and most people want it to end as swiftly as possible.

Mar 20 14:01

UK Will Not Leave EU on March 29 - Prime Minister May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has said her country will not leave the European Union on March 29, as originally planned, but said the departure wouldn't be delayed any further than June 30.

"Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union," May said in a Wednesday address to the nation. "It was the biggest democratic exercise in our country's history. I came to office on a promise to deliver on that verdict. In March 2017, I triggered the Article 50 process for the UK to exit the EU, and Parliament supported it overwhelmingly."

Mar 20 08:30

Pro-Palestine students denied university access during Queen's visit

Pro-Palestine students at one of the UK's top universities have said they were denied university access over security concerns during a visit by the Queen on Tuesday.

Students at King's College London said they were barred from attending classes and sitting exams because of their political activity, a claim which appears to be supported by comments made by a senior university official, who said that students were blacklisted based on CCTV footage.

Coming one day into Israeli Apartheid Week, a range of actions in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, the incident raises fresh questions about the increased securitisation of universities and tolerance of dissent on campus.

Dressed in pink, the Queen had stepped out to thronging crowds on Tuesday to open a refurbished building at the university's Strand campus in central London.

Mar 20 07:39

No new Brexit negotiations, no additional guarantees, Juncker says before summit

The European Union has done a lot to accommodate the UK over Brexit and can go no further, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday. He also played down hopes of a breakthrough at this week’s EU summit, Reuters said. With just nine days to go before the March 29 exit date, uncertainty surrounds Brexit with options including leaving with British Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal, a short or longer delay, a disruptive exit or another referendum. “There will be no re-negotiations, no new negotiations, no additional guarantees in addition to those already given,” Juncker told Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio.

Mar 20 07:34

Spain CHAOS: Majorca and Ibiza airports will COLLAPSE after Brexit – shock warning

AIRPORTS in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza would COLLAPSE once Britain leads the European Union, officials have claimed. Worried officials say the baggage system for non-EU residents won't be able to cope with the huge influx of Britons heading to the islands for their holidays.

Mar 20 07:33

Brexit LIVE: Theresa May’s plea for Brexit delay REJECTED by EU, PM faces two new choices

THERESA May has requested a three-month delay to Brexit after her failure to get her deal through Parliament plunged Britain’s planned departure from the European Union into chaos but it looks like Brussels has different ideas.

Mar 20 07:31

PMQs LIVE: 'I'm NOT prepared to delay ANY more!' PM in HUGE hint she could QUIT IN WEEKS

THERESA May has given her biggest hint yet she could resign as Prime Minister within weeks, raging: “I’m not prepared to delay Brexit any more!”

Mar 20 07:31

EU WARNS UK to Prepare for No-Deal Brexit as May Reportedly Seeks Delay

The talks continue after Speaker of the UK House of Commons John Bercow barred May's government from submitting the Brexit agreement in the Parliament once more, stating that the deal must be fundamentally changed.

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has stated that Brussels was ready for a no-deal Brexit, also urging Britons to "finalise all the preparations" for the issue.

He also noted that the EU had now approved nearly all foreseen contingency measures, however, European institutions are still working on the issues of short-term visas and the EU budget for 2019.

Mar 20 07:16

MAY TRUMPED Donald Trump’s son declares democracy in the UK ‘all but dead’ due to delays to Brexit

DONALD Trump’s son has declared democracy in the UK “all but dead” due to the failure to implement Brexit on time.

In an astonishingly personal attack on Theresa May, Donald Trump Junior slammed her for promising “on more than 50 separate occasions that Britain would leave the EU on March 29”.

Mar 20 07:15

LONG DELAY? NO WAY, MAY Theresa May set to abandon plan to ask EU for nine-month Brexit delay following bruising Cabinet revolt

THERESA May was last night on the verge of abandoning her ultimatum plan for a long Brexit delay after suffering a bruising Cabinet revolt.

Allies of the PM said they expect her to now rip up her initial bid to request a nine month extension to the Brexit talks from the EU after intense pressure from her own top table yesterday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It's pointless anyway. A delay requires the unanimous consent of all EU members and Italy has already said they will not go along.

Mar 20 07:13

60% OF PEOPLE THINK THE BBC IS BIASED AGAINST BREXIT

Both Brexiteers and FBPErs both like to complain that the BBC is biased against their side, now the country as a whole has given its verdict and come down on the side of the Brexiteers. A new ComRes poll for Leave Means Leave has revealed that, excluding don’t knows, 60% of people think that “organisations like the BBC seem in favour of remaining in the EU and have not provided an impartial view of Brexit.” This rises to 75% among Leave voters…

Mar 20 07:12

Theresa May should have taken my father's advice on Brexit

Next Friday, March 29, is supposed to be the British people’s Independence Day. But because the elites control London from Brussels, the will of the people is likely to be ignored.

Nearly three years ago, the British people shocked the global power-brokers by voting to leave the European Union. Promises were made, elections were held, and debates over Great Britain’s exit plan from the EU began shortly after, with every politician promising to respect the decision of the people. Britons were told to wait, to be patient and to trust the politicians.

But, was it all a ruse?

Mar 19 15:43

Top US General Denies Plans to Leave 1,000 Troops in Syria

US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford issued a statement Monday denying weekend media reports that the US plans to leave around 1,000 troops in Syria, saying the reports are “factually incorrect.”

Dunford presented the current planned “residual force” as 200, saying that this hadn’t changed since February. The US announced 200 would stay on February 21, but on February 22 officially increased that number to 400.

It’s not clear from Dunford’s statement where the “incorrect” aspect of the new report, which came out of a Wall Street Journal, exists. That report suggested that the 1,000 figure was not yet finalized, but was being discussed. Dunford’s comments didn’t include any details on what is actually being discussed, but just that nothing was finalized.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think the multiple troop numbers being given, are simply a way of creating confusion about how many US troops the US does have in Syria.

Mar 19 10:46

ITV GMB: 'Same guy who took us to WAR’ Piers Morgan blasts Tony Blair in Brexit debate

GOOD MORNING BRITAIN presenter Piers Morgan held up a mirror to former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair during today’s edition of the ITV breakfast programme, demanding to know how he could keep insisting the British public needs a second referendum over Brexit when he was the “same guy who ignored the will of the people” and “took us into war with Iraq” in an awkward debate moment.

Mar 19 10:06

Watch the film Labour MPs didn’t want you to see

The official online debut of the new film WitchHunt has arrived, and you can watch the entire thing in the video above.

The film has faced severe censorship, including a bomb threat which successfully canceled one preview.

It tells a story about Israel’s alliance with the global far-right that Israel’s supporters would rather you not hear.

Acclaimed British directors Mike Leigh and Peter Kosminsky have praised WitchHunt.

Leigh said it “exposes with chilling accuracy the terrifying threat that now confronts democracy.”

Mar 18 11:36

Yemen: 4 Years of British Enabled Tragedy

The evidence of just how destructive the UK-backed Saudi war on Yemen has been continues to flood in. Last week, two separate reports outlined the scale of brutality unleashed on the Yemeni people. A United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report concluded that nearly one-hundred civilians were killed or injured in Yemen every week in 2018 whilst the preface of the Days of Judgement report from US-based University Network for Human Rights (UNHR) and Yemeni monitoring group Mwatana spells out just how dire the situation is:

"In a country that was already among the poorest and most fragile in the region, 14 million people are now threatened by famine and even more depend on humanitarian assistance. While precise figures are lacking, an estimated 50,000 people have been killed as a direct effect of the war and 85,000 children may have died of hunger and preventable diseases."

Mar 18 10:56

British RAF servicing Saudi jets bombing civilians in Yemen - UK armed forces minister

Britain is providing “engineering support” for UK-supplied aircraft operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force, responsible for killing innocent people in Yemen, a British government minister has revealed.

Mar 18 10:28

UK's upcoming 'porn ban' sparks privacy concerns over potential data leaks that could reveal intimate details of YOUR sexual fantasies

The UK's upcoming porn ban might provide hackers with the perfect opportunity to blackmail people, privacy advocates have warned.

They have raised concerns about the age verification procedure and said it provides ample ammunition for criminals.

A potential data leak could reveal names, emails and even ID documents such as drivers licences and passports used for age verification.

Mar 18 09:03

Italy to BLOCK Brexit delay: Salvini plans eurosceptic favour to Farage, warns Merkel ally

Mr Brok, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, insisted there were “very different views” across the EU over Theresa May's request to extend the bloc’s Article 50 exit clause. Any Brexit delay will require a unanimous decision by all leaders at the European Council summit on Thursday afternoon. Mr Brok has begged for a short delay until May 23 to avoid new British MEPs having to be elected to the European Parliament.

Mar 18 08:44

May's third Brexit deal vote offers two options: Stay in EU or be ruled by EU

Mar 18 08:44

Cheers and howls after CNN host says Brexit is transforming Britain into a ‘banana republic’

Britain is showing signs of a failed state amid growing anxiety about its plans to leave the European Union, CNN host Fareed Zakaria has warned. His grim diagnosis was met with both approval and eye-rolling on social media.
Speaking on his CNN political show ‘GPS,’ Zakaria argued that thanks to Brexit, the UK was marching towards disaster.

“Britain, famous for its prudence, propriety and punctuality, is suddenly looking like a banana republic as it makes reckless decisions, misrepresents reality and now wants to change its own self-imposed deadline,” Zakaria said in a segment that aired on Sunday. Dismissing the pro-Brexit claim that the EU has become a “statist juggernaut,” the CNN host quipped: “Britain’s Conservatives have gone nuts.”

Mar 18 08:12

The Queen 'vetoed plans for Harry and Meghan's household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's hopes of being 'entirely independent' of Buckingham Palace were cut short by the Queen and the Prince of Wales, an insider has claimed.

Harry and Meghan, who last week unveiled plans to create their own household when they swap Kensington Palace for Frogmore House, were reportedly held back by the senior royals who feared the couple would 'just go off and do their own thing'.

A source told the Sunday Times: 'They wanted their household to be entirely independent of Buckingham Palace, but were told "no".

Mar 18 08:09

Watch out, Putin! Huge American B-52s that can carry nuclear weapons land at RAF base as part of largest US bomber deployment to the UK since Iraq war

This is the incredible moment enormous American B-52 bombers land at a RAF base in the largest US bomber deployment to the UK since the Iraq war.

Amazing photos and video footage have captured the impressive US planes landing at RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire, their new temporary base.

Their arrival on Thursday and Friday came ahead of a NATO exercise in Georgia, which will be a show of force against Vladimir Putin's neighbouring Russia - though it is unclear if the B-52s will be involved.

Mar 17 14:09

The shame of it! UK’s failure to back UN investigation into Israel’s shoot-to-kill-or-cripple policy in Gaza

Open letter by Stuart Littlewood to his member of parliament in which he notes the UK’s failure to back a UN investigation into Israel's shoot-to-kill-or-cripple policy against Gaza's civilians and asks whether it will also fail to adopt its findings.>>

Mar 17 09:53

US Sends Six Nuclear Bombers To Europe

Two US strategic bomber B-52H Stratofortress have, earlier today, arrived at Fairford Air Force Base in the UK. Aircraft DRYER91 and DRYER92 took off from Barksdale air base in Louisiana and landed in the morning at a British airfield, according to the data from the following source:

In addition, three more American B-52 bomber with the callsign STRAY81, STRAY82, STRAY83 and one B-52H with the call sign CLIP91 were transferred to the UK in the last two days. Thus, according to the information of the source, the USA transferred six nuclear bombers to Fairford. This should raise some concerns.

Mar 17 09:51

Crime Wave UK: 21,500 Knife and Weapons Crimes in 2018, Fifth of Offenders Under 18

Knife and other weapons offences in Britain are at their highest level since 2009, according to new statistics, with over a fifth of culprits being under 18.

Ministry of Justice figures show that some 21,484 knife and offensive weapon offences were recorded for 2018, the highest figure since 2009 — when the country was still in the wake of the financial crisis and unemployment was significantly higher.

Fully 4,430 of these offences, or 21 percent of the total figure, involved a criminal aged 10 to 17, highlighting the increasing propensity for violence as social cohesion breaks down in the British capital of London and other major urban centres.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Social cohesion is under attack from all this open borders nonsense.

Mar 17 09:50

Hungry, unwashed children fill our schools – how has it come to this?

According to a survey from the headteachers’ union, the Association of School and College Leaders, schools have become “an unofficial fourth emergency service” for the families worst affected by austerity across England and Wales.

A majority of the 400 school leaders surveyed said schools were increasingly forced to help pupils, despite less help from councils, and have had to cut budgets. Schools are helping with food parcels, equipment, shoes and hygiene – nine out of 10 give out clothes, while nearly half do laundry for them. Some are running impromptu food banks or sourcing beds.

Mar 17 09:09

May And Merkel Fiddle While Their Unions Burn

When it was reported by John Petley of the Bruges Group that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had, in effect, written the Brexit withdrawal agreement Theresa May has now twice had turned down by her parliament it should have come as no shock to anyone closely following the Brexit drama.

Uncorroborated? Sure. Most likely true. Of course.

The European Union doesn’t want Brexit to happen. And if it were to happen it would only be acceptable to them if it looks like the deal Mrs. May put before the House of Commons twice only to be rebuked by historic margins.

This was not a version of Brexit anyone had in mind. Not the softest-minded Labour voter and especially not the sovereignty-minded Leave voter of the Nigel Farage persuasion.

Mar 16 09:51

U.S. AIR FORCE NUCLEAR-CAPABLE BOMBERS HEAD TO EUROPE

The U.S. has sent nuclear-capable Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers to the United Kingdom for strategic missions in Europe.

A "Bomber Task Force" arrived at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford on Thursday from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, U.S. Air Forces Europe-Africa (USAFE) said in a press release.

"The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. European Command theater to improve bomber interoperability. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges," the statement read.

According to Gloucestershire Live, two B-52s arrived at RAF Fairford on Thursday with more expected Friday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big question I would have on this deployment, is why now?!?

Mar 16 09:19

UK school suspends homosexual lessons indefinitely in face of protests

A school in Britain's second largest city of Birmingham has decided to indefinitely suspend lessons on normalizing gay marriage in the face of continued protests by Muslim parents who believe the program is harmful for their children.

Parkfield community school in Birmingham’s Saltley said on Thursday that the so-called No Outsiders lessons, which parents say had been aimed at promoting gay and transgender lifestyles, would be suspended until a resolution is reached on the controversial issue.

“Until a resolution has been reached, No Outsiders lessons will not be taught at Parkfield and we hope that children will not be removed from school to take part in protests,” the school said in a statement.

Mar 15 09:53

UK Conservative MP Calls For All Knives to be Registered, Fitted With GPS Trackers

Tory MP Scott Mann has attracted mockery on social media after calling for strict new knife control measures including for every blade sold in the UK to be fitted with GPS tracking systems.

In a post on the micro-blogging platform Twitter, the representative for North Cornwall went on to declare that Britain should create a “national database” of people who own knives, “like we do with guns”.

Anyone found to have carried a knife outside their property “had better have a bloody good explanation”, Mr Mann wrote, adding that there could be “obvious exceptions” for activities such as fishing.

Mar 15 08:17

Brexit on life support

The Brexit saga continues. The deeply divided British House of Commons can only seem to agree on one thing: It doesn’t want the UK to leave the EU without a deal. The problem is – there isn’t a parliamentary majority on what to do next. Maybe this was Theresa May’s plan all along – Brexit death through inertia.

Mar 15 08:15

'Under no circumstances an extension in the dark!' European leaders warn Theresa May they'll say no to Brexit delay without clear explanation of what UK wants

EU leaders have renewed their warnings that Brussels will not agree a Brexit delay unless the UK can suggest a way out of the current deadlock.

The House of Commons voted last night to seek an extension to Article 50, which Theresa May says could be a short delay until June if Parliament approves her deal - or a much longer one if it is rejected again.

Brussels has said it will listen to a request for more time if Britain provides a good reason, but Guy Verhofstadt said last night it was up to the UK to take a 'cross-party' approach to find a breakthrough.

Mar 15 08:12

SECOND REFERENDUM CRUSHED IN ‘MAJOR DEFEAT’

Sarah Wollaston’s amendment calling for a long extension to provide time for a second referendum has been crushed this evening by 334 votes to just 85. Only 326 votes are required for a majority. Even in the unlikely event that all the abstaining MPs voted in favour of the amendment it would still have lost…

Mar 15 08:11

THE 412 MPS WHO VOTED TO DELAY BREXIT

412 MPs voted in favour of Theresa May’s motion calling for an extension of Article 50 at least until 30 June, in direct defiance of hundreds of explicit on-the-record promises from the Prime Minister herself. A shameful day for politics.

There were still 202 MPs who voted against an extension, including well over half of Tory MPs. 190 Tories including Cabinet ministers Liam Fox, Chris Grayling, Penny Mordaunt, Gavin Williamson, Andrea Leadsom, Alun Cairns and Liz Truss as well as numerous ministers all rejected May’s motion. Incredibly, Steve Barclay who closed the debate for the Government in favour of the motion then went and voted against it, while May’s Chief Whip Julian Smith abstained…

Mar 15 08:08

'Should've listened to me': Trump says Brexit debacle could’ve been avoided if May heeded his advice

US President and dealmaker Donald Trump disparaged UK PM Theresa May's negotiating skills, saying that Britain could have been spared the hot mess that is the Brexit process, if only she had listened to him.

May might have breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when British MPs voted in favor of the government motion to ask the EU to extend Article 50 and delay Brexit until June 30, after two days of heavy defeats in Parliament. However, that does not mean her woes are over, as no consensus has been reached over the Brexit deal, with MPs refusing to ratify what May had negotiated with the EU, and the EU ruling out revising the deal, which in its latest form includes binding assurances on the so-called Irish 'backstop'.

Mar 14 23:26

‘Sheer ARROGANCE of the losers’ BBC QT audience ERUPTS after attack on People’s Vote

THE BBC Question Time audience widely applauded last night after one man launched a brutal attack on Remainers calling for a second referendum.

The Ealing audience member got into a heated debate with another man who called for a second vote before lambasting any thought of a People’s Vote. Within his impassioned speech, the man insisted another referendum would be damaging to democracy. The audience member said: “It is nothing but the sheer arrogance of the people that have lost, and people that want to subvert democracy.

“Get on with what the people voted for.

“People voted for a reason and it will be the end of democracy in this country if we can’t honour what Parliament said they would do.”

Mar 14 11:59

Brexit vote: UK parliament rejects 'no-deal' option

With just over two weeks to go until the Brexit deadline, the British parliament has signalled that it is strongly against leaving the European Union without a deal.

After politicians rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to quit the EU for a second time on Tuesday, the government on Wednesday put forward a motion to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit on March 29, the current deadline.

MPs then backed an amendment to that motion, which rules out a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances. The motion as amended was passed by 321 votes to 278.

Wednesday's vote is not legally binding, however, and does not rule out a no-deal Brexit altogether.

Mar 14 11:59

Britain's political system is at the breaking point

As the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, called MPs to "Order! Order!" before the result of yesterday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit Deal was announced, one could be forgiven for thinking it was just an ordinary day in the British parliament. The MPs were acting traditionally rowdy as they grouped onto the long green benches lined up opposite each other, the Conservatives to one side and Labour to the other. The tension in the air felt superficial, a consequence of Britain's time-honoured game of political theatrics, as it has often been for decades.

Yet, there was nothing ordinary about what followed next.

Mar 14 08:51

‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological research project leaked

The UK Defense Ministry is actively looking for a contractor for its new psychological research, which is allegedly aimed at boosting troops’ performance and well-being. Some details of the project are quite unnerving, though.

Mar 14 08:50

VOTERS BACK MALTHOUSE OR NO DEAL OVER DELAYING BREXIT OR MAY’S DEAL

Ahead of tonight’s votes on No Deal, Guido can reveal new polling which shows a majority of the public favour either No Deal or a Malthouse-style standstill transition. The BMG poll for the ‘Brexit Coalition‘ found that 28% backed the UK leaving the EU without a deal, subject to WTO rules and tariffs. 28% also backed the UK triggering “Article 24 of the GATT, which maintains existing trade arrangements with the EU and provides a 2-year negotiating window”. This is more or less along the lines of the Malthouse Plan B for a standstill transition, the caveat is that it will still require the EU to agree to it…

Mar 14 08:47

British Lawmakers Debate Brexit Delay After No-Deal Voted Down

British members of parliament are negotiating and voting on a delay to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal after two consecutive failed votes. The day before, UK parliamentarians voted to reject a no-deal Brexit under any circumstances, with only hardline Brexiteers supporting such an eventuality.

UK lawmakers have tabled 10 amendments to the government's motion on a potential extension to Brexit deadline, which will be put to vote later on Thursday. Parliament Speaker John Bercow has selected four amendments for the vote.

Amendment H by Sarah Wollaston asks for an extension and a referendum. Brexit with an agreement or remaining an EU member should be referendum options.

Mar 13 10:07

What is UK Lawyers for Israel’s relationship to the Israeli government?

The group UK Lawyers for Israel is one of the quietest yet most influential Israel lobby actors currently operating in Britain.

Since 2011, it has closely monitored the Palestine solidarity movement and worked to repress it, often with significant impact.

The ‘lawfare’ organisation has especially targeted organisations promoting the Palestinian-initiated Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – from academics to students unions, architects to local councils – by lodging complaints with regulatory bodies and sending letters threatening legal action.

It has even obstructed the work of charities such as Medical Aid for Palestinians and War on Want, working in close collaboration with the US-based Lawfare Project to do so.

But where did UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) come from and who is behind it?

Mar 13 09:12

Nigel Farage LAUGHS in Guy Verhofstadt's face as he rages with CONSPIRACY theory

Guy Verhofstadt launched a furious attack on leading Brexit supporter and British MEP Nigel Farage in the European Parliament claiming an extension to Article 50 would hand Mr Farage a “new mandate”. Mr Verhofstadt claimed an extension to Brexit is “exactly” what Mr Farage wants, so “he can continue to have a salary that he can transfer to his offshore company”. Responding to the accusations from Mr Verhofstadt, former Ukip leader Nigel Farage was filmed hunched over with laughter.

Mar 13 09:11

BREXIT LIVE: ‘Freedom is IRREPLACEABLE!’ Brexiteer STUNS Brussels chief in fiery EU row

Ukip MEP David Coburn passionately shouted "freedom is irreplaceable, freedom is essential" from his seat as the Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmerman asked Brexiteers if they were willing to "sacrifice jobs" for the "pipe dream of so-called sovereignty". The fiery row comes as MPs prepare to vote on whether to block a no deal departure from the EU after the Prime Minister's deal suffered a thrashing for the second time.

Mar 13 09:10

Ireland throws toys out of pram over UK's no deal tariffs 'disaster for Irish agriculture'

BRITISH proposals to scrap tariffs on a wide range of imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit would be “absolutely disastrous” for Ireland’s economy, the country’s European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee has warned.

Mar 13 08:15

Highest Levels of British Government Investigated Over Child Abuse Claims

The highest levels of the British political establishment are being examined due to allegations that they failed to protect children from sexual abuse.

From March 4 through 29, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is hearing evidence involving lawmakers and high-ranking police, and whether they covered up pedophilia at the heart of the British government.

In his opening statement, lead council Brian Altman said the inquiry would investigate “whether Westminster institutions have failed—and, indeed, whether they are still failing—to protect children.

“Questions have been asked as to how Westminster institutions—be they political parties, government departments, law enforcement, or intelligence agencies—have responded to allegations of child sexual abuse and exploitation,” he said.

Mar 13 08:02

Theresa May Faces Questions in Parliament After Brexit Deal Voted Down

British Prime Minister Theresa May is addressing MPs’ questions a day after the Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, with 391 lawmakers voting against and only 242 supporting the plan.

After May's bill was turned down in the House of Commons on Tuesday, a vote on a no-deal scenario is slated to be held on Wednesday; if that one fails, the Parliament will take a vote on extending the Brexit deadline beyond 29 March.

The withdrawal deal was also previously rejected by the parliament in January, mainly due to the lawmakers' concerns over the Irish border backstop.

Mar 12 13:30

Irish separatists claim responsibility for parcel bombs found in UK

The Irish Republican Army, a violent movement seeking separation of Northern Ireland from the UK, says it was behind a series of bomb packages sent to crowded locations across Britain last week.

The UK police said on Monday that IRA’s claim of responsibility came earlier in the day through a Northern Ireland media outlet using a recognized codeword.

The police said the group had claimed five devices were sent to locations in London and in Scotland although officers recovered only four.

The official line of the UK government is that the IRA, the dominant force behind three decades of troubles that ended in late 1990s, has no official presence anymore and those calling themselves IRA are in fact offshoots of the group.

Mar 12 12:36

CORBYN SAYS ‘TIME FOR GENERAL ELECTION’ AS PM MAY’S BREXIT DEAL REJECTED

The UK parliament has again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal after she secured legally binding assurances from Brussels on the controversial Irish 'backstop' – but the changes weren't enough to placate lawmakers.

May's deal was defeated 391 to 242 on Tuesday evening and will be followed on Wednesday by a debate and vote in the House of Commons on the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with "no deal" in place - which MPs are also expected to reject.

Mar 12 12:10

Majority of voters do not think PM's deal delivers the type of Brexit people voted for, YouGov poll reveals

More than half of the British public does not think the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal delivers on the referendum result, according to a new poll.

The YouGov survey found only 12 per cent of adults think Theresa May's deal honours the leave vote compared to 58 per cent who claim it does not and 31 per cent who don’t know.

Labour voters are even more unhappy with Mrs May's deal than Tories, with 66 per cent opposed to the withdrawal agreement compared to 58 per cent of Conservatives.

Mar 12 10:13

UK has secured ‘legally binding’ way around Brexit backstop with EU – May

British PM Theresa May has agreed to a “legally binding” deal with the EU around the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ to secure Brexit, and will put that to a vote in the Parliament on Tuesday. Talks with EU leaders are ongoing.

During the negotiations on Monday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Strasbourg, May secured legally binding changes that “strengthen and improve” the original Brexit agreement, her Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington told reporters Monday evening.

British lawmakers have the choice to “vote for this deal or plunge the country into a political crisis,” said Lidington, noting that the EU has made clear this will be “the only deal on the table.”

Mar 12 08:05

LIVE UPDATES: UK Parliament Holds 2nd Decisive Vote on PM May’s Brexit Deal

British MPs are holding an important vote to determine the fate of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement elaborated by the government after the previous plan was rejected by lawmakers in January.

If there is no agreement on the divorce plan with the EU, Parliament will be holding a vote on a no-deal Brexit on Wednesday. If this option is also rejected, a vote on extending the Article 50 period beyond 29 March will take place on Thursday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And the British people will be in the streets on Friday!

Mar 12 08:01

Theresa May's Days Are Numbered - The Game is Up

Back in September 1992, the evening of Black Wednesday (or White Wednesday as many of us came to call it) when Britain crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism, the then Prime Minister, John Major, called Kelvin Mackenzie the editor of The Sun and joshed: "Kelvin, I hope you're going to be kind to me in the paper tomorrow." "Well, Prime Minister," replied Kelvin, "I've got a bucket of shit sitting on my desk and on my front page tomorow, I'm going to pour it all over your head."

Mar 12 07:58

Friend or Foe? Tony Blair Advised Macron on How to Derail Brexit - Report

During his time as Prime Minister (1997-2007), Mr Blair presided over a wave of pro-Europe policies, which included devising ways to shift the British currency from the Pound to the Euro, although he admitted in 1999 that the proposal would likely fail in a referendum.

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has been secretly advising French President Emmanual Macron on how to stymie the UK's attempts to leave the European Union (EU), the Telegraph has revealed.

Mr Blair apparently shared his beliefs with officials in Paris that if the EU continues to refuse concessions then eventually the British parliament will relent and accept a customs union arrangement that would keep London tethered to Brussels, or, that they may even cancel Brexit altogether.

Mar 12 07:55

Over 90% of adults struggle with geography questions for 10-year-olds - almost a third are unable to find France on a map and nearly three-quarters are clueless about Canada's capital

British adults aren't quite as knowledgeable about the world as they think they are, a new study has revealed.

Research has found that 90 per cent of people struggle with geography questions that are meant for 10 to 13-year-olds.

For example, nearly a third were unable to identify France on a map while three quarters could not name the capital of Canada.

Mar 12 07:49

Labour Party investigates Electronic Intifada journalist

Labour has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Asa Winstanley, a reporter with The Electronic Intifada who is also a member of the UK’s main opposition party.

The first person to report on this publicly was a journalist from the Jewish Chronicle, a right-wing newspaper with a stridently anti-Palestinian record.

Winstanley wasn’t aware of this until seeing the Tweet.

He then checked his email account and saw a letter from the Labour Party informing him of an “investigation” into several of his tweets critical of Israel and its official ideology, Zionism.

Mar 12 07:22

Boeing 737 MAX planes GROUNDED - UK flights BANNED following Ethiopian Airlines crash

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has said as a “precautionary measure” they have issued instructions for all Boeing 737 MAX aeroplanes to banned from UK airspace.

Mar 11 11:51

Damn Good Point, Katie Hopkins…

Great little clip Katie just posted...

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Mar 11 10:52

Trump, Corbyn and the tragedy of Western democracies

"... Trump and his administration have been working relentlessly to make Israel great again...

"Since Corbyn was chosen to lead the Labour Party this old political institution has revealed its true tyrannical nature, engaged in a constant purge of the best of its members. Any criticism of Israel or its intrusive lobby leads to immediate suspension and even expulsion...>>

Mar 11 10:22

SUBVERSIVE STATECRAFT SCANDAL EXPOSES BOMBSHELL GERMAN-DESIGNED BREXIT PLAN

Cast your mind back to summer last year. The Cabinet gathered at the Prime Minister’s country retreat of Chequers, on the sylvan Chiltern downs. There was very important business: Theresa May, flanked by senior civil servant Olly Robbins, presented the draft agreement for Britain’s departure from the EU. For the first time, ministers (including Brexit secretary David Davis and foreign secretary Boris Johnson) saw the proposed terms – and the extent to which May would abide by her pledge of ‘Brexit means Brexit’. The chief whip instructed that nobody could leave without consenting to the Withdrawal Agreement, unless they resigned – and must then find their way home without ministerial transport.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF true, the owner of this transcript has to come forward in the UK, and explain to the British people precisely what has been done to them, by their leadership, "D NOtices" be damned.

Snap elections need to be held in the UK as quickly as possible, because Prime Minister May needs to be replaced, and quickly, by people who understand what Brexit meant, in terms of the EU dictatorship of Brussels, and how the UK might prosper outside their relationship with the EU.

Mar 11 08:54

First Ever UK Woman Convicted of Female Genital Mutilation Jailed For 11 Years

A Ugandan origin woman living in Britain has been jailed for 11 years after her conviction under Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) laws.

The 37-year-old woman became only the first person to be convicted under the UK’s anti-FGM laws in February, despite the nation seeing tens of thousands of cases of this kind of abuse, and the laws having been on the statute books for 34 years.

The sentence passed at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London Friday was of 11 years, however under the British penal system, the time actually served behind bars is typically significantly less.

Mar 11 08:49

Senior Tories call on Theresa May to quit if Brussels fails to agree to Brexit deal changes before crunch vote tomorrow

Nicky Morgan yesterday became the most senior Tory yet to say the PM must go if she loses the crunch Commons vote. MPs are expected to give her deal a drubbing tomorrow night.

Mar 11 07:52

Why Is Corbyn So Important?

For the same reasons that President Trump has been a significant political development.

These two post-political characters bring to the surface what has been suppressed for decades: we are subject to foreign occupation. We the people, are reduced to mere consumers and our so-called ‘elected politicians’ are a bunch of detached, compromised actors.

Mar 09 11:11

Al Gore Brands UK Politicians ‘Cowards’ for Not Forcing Second Brexit Referendum

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has branded British politicians “cowards” for failing to push their voters into a re-run of the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Speaking at the Climate Change Leadership summit in Porto, Portugal, the 70-year-old Democrat took aim at the (in)famous “Breaking Point” poster unveiled by Brexit campaign leader Nigel Farage at the height of the campaign, showing a huge column of illegal migrants pouring through the continent’s borders in late 2015.

“One of the most powerful posters in the ‘Brexit’ campaign was one that showed an endless line of refugees saying, ‘The EU failed’,” Gore told his hosts — although, in fact, the legend read “The EU has failed us all”.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The world will melt if there isn't a second referendum!" -- Saint Al of the Gore

Mar 09 10:36

The Fake News Nazi - Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal

One of us had a discussion with an elderly relative:

'He can't be allowed to become Prime Minister.'

'Why not?'

'It's so awful...'

'What is?'

'The way he hates the Jews.'

The last comment was spoken with real anguish, the result of continuous exposure to just two main news sources: the Daily Mail and the BBC.

What is astonishing is that, just four years ago, essentially no-one held this view of Jeremy Corbyn.

Corbyn first became an MP in 1983. He stood for the Labour leadership 32 years later, in May 2015. We searched the ProQuest database for UK newspaper articles containing:

'Jeremy Corbyn' and 'anti-semitism' before 1 May 2015 = 18 hits

'Jeremy Corbyn' and 'anti-semitism' after 1 May 2015 = 11,251 hits

None of the 18 hits accused Corbyn of anti-semitism. For his first 32 years as an MP, it just wasn't a theme associated with him.

Mar 09 10:02

Debunking the myth of Labour’s ‘anti-Semitism crisis’

Pro-Israel groups aided by the mainstream media have led the assault on the Labour Party over its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism. Their goal, it seems, is no less than the removal of Jeremy Corbyn as leader with the unfounded claim that he is partly responsible for the surge in anti-Semitism amongst Labour members, which we are told has now reached epidemic proportions.

The allegations have prompted a powerful response from academics and activists, including Jews. Peter Beinart, for example, penned a long essay shattering the myth that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. While the article by the Jewish American author was originally published in the Forward magazine, even the Guardian – believed by many to be fuelling the crisis — uploaded it onto its website’s long read section. So far, it has had 21,000 shares; I recommend the piece because of its nuanced dissection of the arguments around the anti-Semitism allegations.

Mar 09 09:37

Jeremy Corbyn and the truth about Tom Bower's book

Those of us who report on politics are at liberty to express, within limits, whatever opinions we like. These limits include an obligation to observe standards. We should strive to be accurate. We can make strong arguments but ought not to distort the truth or suppress relevant information to make our point.

Writer Tom Bower fails catastrophically to meet these standards. It is not only that Dangerous Hero: Corbyn's Ruthless Plot For Power, his new book on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, contains numerous falsehoods. It systematically omits relevant facts in order to portray Corbyn as a ruthless Marxist and anti-semite hell-bent on destroying Western liberal values.

Mar 08 09:01

Labour’s civil war on Israel has been a long time coming

Threats by a Jewish group to split from Labour is not evidence of anti-semitism, but of the party’s long indulgence of anti-Palestinian racism

Mar 08 08:21

Jewish Labour Movement was refounded to fight Corbyn

The Jewish Labour Movement was revived in 2015 to battle Jeremy Corbyn, The Electronic Intifada can reveal.

A right-wing organization with intimate ties to the Israeli embassy, the Jewish Labour Movement claims to have been affiliated to Labour for a century.

But a transcript of an undercover recording, obtained by The Electronic Intifada, casts doubt on this narrative.

It indicates that the dormant Jewish Labour Movement was revived by political allies of Israel as a weapon against Corbyn, the left and the wider Palestine solidarity movement.

Jewish Labour Movement chair Jeremy Newmark told a members only function on 13 September 2016 that “a bunch of us sat in a coffee shop in Golders Green” around September 2015 to “talk about re-forming the JLM to do something with it,” the transcript of unused footage shot by Al Jazeera shows.

Mar 08 06:50

Shocking footage reveals some of the 370 CRACKS in a Scottish nuclear power plant reactor that EDF Energy wants to bring back to life

Worrying footage of almost 400 cracks 2mm-wide that have forced a Scottish nuclear reactor to close has been revealed for the first time.

Hunterston B in North Ayrshire was forced to shut the reactor last March after experts found the hairline fractures were growing faster than expected in about one in every 10 bricks in a reactor core.

Now EDF, which operates the plant, has released the footage as evidence of their extensive efforts to fix the problem.

It has revealed plans to restart Hunterston B after first proving that it is safe to the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

Mar 07 16:31

UK MoD Claims to Have Killed Just One Civilian in Iraq, Syria; Experts Scoff

Despite having killed more than 4,000 fighters linked to the Daesh terror group in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has only killed one civilian, the UK's Ministry of Defense claims.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And if you believe that one, I have some of Saddam's nuclear weapons to sell you!

Mar 07 12:38

UK Police Link Device Found in Glasgow With Explosive Devices Received in London

The UK Metropolitan Police Service confirmed that a device had been found at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday, adding that the law enforcement linked it with the three small improvised explosive devices received in London.

On Tuesday, small packaged had been received at three business addresses in London. Specialists subsequently said that they contained small improvised explosive devices. One of the packages was opened which resulted in a part of these package burning. One package was also received at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday. It was not opened an no one was wounded.

"Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command who are investigating three small improvised explosive devices received at addresses in London yesterday (5 March) have linked a similar-type device that was identified at the University of Glasgow today, 6 March," the Met Police said in a statement.

Mar 07 07:40

Britain Needs A Full Inquiry Into The Poison Of Islamophobia Inside The Conservative Party

On Tuesday, the Tory party suspended 14 party members for allegedly making anti-Muslim comments on social media. This should come as no surprise.

It’s further shocking evidence that the Tory party has a very deep problem with Islamophobia. The party has been in denial about the problem for years.

But let's try a mental experiment.

Mar 07 07:39

Revealed: A day after Corbyn said ISIS bride should be let back into UK... how Labour's John McDonnell once called for anyone who fought for Israel to be stripped of their British citizenship

John McDonnell argued Britons who fought for Israel against Palestine should face the threat of losing their citizenship in a letter that emerged today - 24 hours after Jeremy Corbyn said jihadi bride Shamima Begum should keep her passport.

The shadow chancellor wrote to then Home Secretary Theresa May in 2014 saying she should censure British citizens who served in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) and mete out the same punishment given to those who joined ISIS.

Yesterday his party leader said Shamima Begum and her newborn baby should be allowed to return from Syria and given the 'support that she needs' by the authorities.

Yet Mr McDonnell argued the Government's policy to strip violent jihadis of their passports should be widened to those who went to fight for the Israeli Defence Force against the Palestinians in Gaza - with some critics calling it 'hypocrisy'.

Mar 07 07:31

Deal or no deal, here’s why Brexit cannot be stopped

The UK political commentariat are a lazy bunch. Brexit is one of their biggest topics in decades – a bonanza that any amateur can pitch in on – yet remarkably few have got to grips with the key texts. If they had, they would realise Brexit is at that stage of the chess game where the result is already a foregone conclusion. Brexit is going to happen.

Some more enlightened MPs saw this a while ago. Would Anna Soubry have resigned from the Conservative Party if she thought Remain or BRINO (Brexit In Name Only) were on the cards? Would Jeremy Corbyn offer a second referendum to his diehard Remainers if he thought there was any probability of Remain? You can hear the anguish of opportunists who placed their chips on defending BRINO from space as they realise they will end up on the wrong side of history.

Mar 07 07:15

Williamson declares military ready to help in knife crime crisis, prompting derision on social media

UK armed forces stand “ready to respond” to the current knife crime epidemic blighting the country, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has declared, leading to much mockery on social media.

Williamson made the remarks during a question-and-answer session on Tuesday night in which he insisted the Ministry of Defense is always available to assist Home Secretary Sajid Javid to “tackle this problem [knife crime].”

The intervention has prompted much derision on Twitter, with many questioning how military personnel could ever provide necessary support to a highly complex issue.

Mar 06 12:09

‘Racially profiled’ British student interrogated by Israeli embassy at UK campus

Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, Mark Regev, rose to notoriety with his ruthless and unapologetic defence of Israeli war-crimes in Gaza. His talent for suppressing truth and taking on the rising tide of anti-Israeli sentiments earned him a position in the UK, long seen by Tel Aviv as the global centre of pro-Palestinian activism. The Australian-born diplomat, who moved to Israel in 1982, places a premium on speaking at university campuses and has stoked controversy wherever he goes. The latest saw pro-Palestinian student activists being harassed and interrogated by his security staff who are accused of supressing free speech and behaving like thuggish enforcers.

The showdown between Regev’s security guards and British students took place at the University of Leicester last week. A group of student activists from the Palestine Society decided to exercise their democratic right to protest and express disdain over the university’s decision to host such a polarising figure.

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